The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications to provide broadband service in unserved rural areas and is making grants available under the Community Connect Grant program for FY21.
The program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not exist. Grant recipients must provide broadband speeds of at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 3 Mbps upstream to all premises in the proposed service area.
Electronic submissions must be received by December 23, 2020. For additional information, visit www.grants.gov.